A Personal Statement

A few people have asked me of late, why I haven’t been writing as much this year, so I thought it might be time to take a moment to say a few things to clear the air.

So far, 2014 hasn’t been the greatest in my life. By no means has it been an ‘annus horribilis’ but I’ve had worse too. I’ve had some health issues, some personal issues, and some work issues. Thankfully – (and I’m happy to say) – all of these are working themselves out quite nicely.

Late last year I was made redundant from a job I truly loved, so I was a bit blown away for a bit. However, it has turned out to be a blessing in disguise. In January I landed in a new job that has worked out fabulously so far, and has allowed me to improve my work/life balance significantly.


My health issues – (while not super significant) – have slowed me down a fair bit while I got things under control. I’m absolutely on the up, and feeling pretty good again.

My personal issues have been exactly that – personal – and I don’t intend to provide details here.

They have almost certainly been a factor in my health issues. A number of you have provided a great level of support, and know what issues I’ve been dealing with, and that I’ve made some big changes in my life to work through them. Your love and support has been deeply appreciated.

Always remember that when the chips are down, you find out who your real friends are. I’ve learnt a lot about myself this year, and I’ve got to say I am pretty proud of how I’ve handled things. Sometimes you just don’t know if you will make the right decisions in a crisis until you’re in that crisis.

So, the bottom line is, I should be able to start writing at my old levels again. Writing about stuff that is important to me isn’t my job, but it is most definitely enjoyable. I always get passionate about stuff, but I guess that’s the point.

Thanks again for your support.